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Dirt-Cheap boring

155 days ago by 12strings | 2 comments »

Very short entry… This is my Brace & Bit set-up… Brace – Stanley Handyman, flea-market – $2Auger Bits – flea-market, sharpened with a file – $8Stubby auger bits – Harbor Freight – $12 (I Don’t use these that much)Tool roll – Sewn by my wife with existing fabric – $0 I don’t have much to compare these to, except that with my sharpened antique auger bits, I can make cleaner holes than I can with my modern ...

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Tool Making #2: Does anyone know the thickness and lenght of a E C STEARNS Hollow Auger Bit?

193 days ago by WayneC | 13 comments »

I’m looking to make a replacement blade for a hollow auger. I know the blade is one inch wide. I do not know thickness or length as the auger has not arrived yet. If anyone has one of these hollow augers, could they post a photo of the blade? Also, I would be interested to know if anyone knows of a source for these blades. I am assuming one will have to be made but it does not hurt to ask. Example of what the blade looks like.

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The Humble Hand Brace - A Beginner's Guide to Restoring, Buying and Using #8: Part 8 - Tips and Tricks on Using a Hand Brace

904 days ago by Brit | 66 comments »

Sorry it has taken me so long to post the final part to this blog series. Life just gets in the way sometimes. However, here it is and I hope you enjoy it. In this episode I wanted to look at using a hand brace and explore some of the so called hints and tips out there to see if they really are useful. I’ll also show you how to get in touch with your inner level. I’m assuming you’ve sharpened your auger bits like I showed you in the last episode. A sharp auger bit is paramount for drilling...

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The Humble Hand Brace - A Beginner's Guide to Restoring, Buying and Using #7: Part 7 - Sharpening an Auger Bit

926 days ago by Brit | 36 comments »

I know I said that sharpening an auger bit would be part 8 of this blog series, but I’ve taken the liberty of bringing it forward since the ‘Using a Hand Brace’ part isn’t finished yet. After spending precious time restoring a hand brace, you will soon realize that it isn’t much use when drilling a hole if the auger bit you are using isn’t sharp. A sharp auger bit is a pleasure to use and cuts very quickly. Auger bits have evolved through the years. Manufacturers ke...

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